Church

The church of Hailuoto, built in 1972, is a representation of typical modern Finnish architecture. The main building, located in Hailuoto centre, was designed by architect Irma Aaltonen and professor Matti Aaltonen.

The altar of the church is unique because of its monumental window that allows an amazing view to a spectacular pine forest.

The ruins of the oldest wooden church in Finland, built in 1620, can be seen in the nearby graveyard. Unfortunately, the oldest church was lost in fire caused by unknown reasons in August 1968.

There are some unique objeccts that were saved from the fire. The original pulpit painted by Mikael Toppelius and some wooden apostle statues made in the 16th century.

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During the service and summertime (June-August) Mon-Sat 13 PM - 6 PM, and on Sundays 10 AM - 4 PM. For special visits, booking is needed from Local Guides.

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